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Mission San Jose

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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Getting married
Description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five...
Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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Beautiful Place to see

It's a bit out of the way from the Riverwalk but definitely worth going to. There's so much beauty and history. They've done a great job preserving the mission.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

It's a bit out of the way from the Riverwalk but definitely worth going to. There's so much beauty and history. They've done a great job preserving the mission.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite and the largest of the 4 missions we visited. We did part of the tour on the B-Cycles...that is another story all by itself!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, will maintain, very accessible from downtown San Antonio whether by car or by bike and extremely inspirational

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Aurora, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great old historic mission. Took an all day tour with 6 stops. This was one of the stops. Enjoyed wandering the grounds and hearing about the history of the mission.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If you're only going to see one mission, San José is my suggestion, even over the Alamo. San José was largely rebuilt from ruins in the 1930's, so it's not quite authentic, but it's still the only mission in a near-complete state, plus the visitor center is here, so in one stop you still get a good idea what a... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Make a day of touring all the missions on the Mission Trail, they are all close together but unique in their own ways. Stop at teh aqueduct as well it gives insight into how good of engineers these folks were in the early 1700's

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Arrived on the #42 bus from San Antonio. Take the free park service tour to learn about the mission.

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Coral Springs FL USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Mass is at 1230PM Sunday not 12PM as listed in travel books. Priest (Father Tony) very charismatic. There is a VIA trolley that goes here but not sure of schedule

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This attraction has a lot to offer. First of all, it represents several factions of Texan, Catholic, and American history. Secondly, it is one of the most complete missions that it has been my fortune to have ever seen. The grounds are immaculate, the old buildings lovingly cared for, and the various staff incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The entire area... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit in San Antonio, history and relics are educational and historical. The presentation is so informative. It is a must when visiting San Antonio.

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